Eau Claire, Wis. – If you are looking for new ways to improve your leadership skills and expand your networks, join us October 5-6 in Eau Claire for the Leadership Wisconsin Conference! This event provides leaders across the state with an opportunity to identify best practices in leadership development, re-energize and re-commit to their work as a leader, and celebrate the success of community leaders. This year’s conference will include and highlight various leaders in the Eau Claire area, such as UW Eau Claire’s Student Body President, Jake Wrasse.

Jake is leading the way not only on campus but in the community.  One of his significant contributions to Eau Claire is as a voice for the Confluence Project, a public/private partnership whose collective vision is an Eau Claire Multi-Use Event Center.  As a member of Voices for Growth he helped engage students around the issue of funding and was part of a successful campaign to pass city and county referenda.  In addition, he applied his forensics speaking skills in discussions at the state level this spring to help secure state funding for the project. A shining example of a young community leader, Jake will share his reflection on leadership and community, including the importance of individuals coming together to create lasting change.

The conference will also feature numerous workshops as well as presentation from keynote speaker Scott Zimmer, a seasoned public speaker, writer, and market researcher. As one of Bridgework’s generational experts and resident Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between generations and provide clear solutions to help relieve tensions and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides.

Leaders in the Eau Claire corridor are encouraged to attend this exciting educational and networking event.  For more information go the http://conference.leadershipwisconsin.org/ or call the Leadership Wisconsin office at 608-263-0817.  Leadership Wisconsin, an educational organization affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension whose state-wide mission is developing leaders to strengthen communities.

Visit Eau Claire is sending this press release out on behalf of Leadership Wisconsin.  Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, sporting events, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area’s overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly – Have FUN!